By Shannon Corrigan
In a handsome politians fall from grace in a federal criminal case full of sex, money and betrayal, John Edwards', former presidential candidate, trial for alleged campaign finance violations opens Monday, the LA Times reports.
Edwards is accused of accepting illegal contributions totaling more than $900,000 during his 2008 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, the LA Times reports. The contributions were to hide his pregnant mistress from the public so he could continue his campaign, CNN reports.
Edwards' criminal trial is set to begin Monday in Greensboro, North Carolina, CNN reports.
In relation to the money dealing during he presidential campaign, Edwards is being charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts, reports CNN.